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Posted on: July 20, 2007

[ARCHIVED] FoxFireFest to Feature Redmoon Theater

The nationally acclaimed Redmoon Theater will be one of the featured performances at the City of Elgin’s FoxFireFest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. Redmoon Theater is well known in Chicago for non-traditional productions, including those held at the grand opening of Millennium Park and Looptopia. Redmoon will perform as part of the FoxFireFest’s grand finale on Saturday.

“Redmoon Theater is an exciting addition to a very impressive entertainment line-up,” said Elgin Mayor Ed Schock. “Elgin is becoming the center for arts and culture in the Fox Valley and the entire FoxFireFest event will showcase the best Elgin has to offer.”

FoxFireFest, set for Aug. 3-5, is Elgin’s premier festival featuring fine art and crafts from more than 70 artists, food and entertainment. The event will be held in Elgin’s new $11.5 million Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave.

Redmoon Theater engages local talent into productions and helps foster local artistic talent. The theater group will integrate the voices of Elgin Children’s Chorus into the Saturday night performance, with Redmoon’s artistic staff working with Jay Kellner, Music Director and Co-founder of the Elgin Children’s Chorus.

Redmoon Theater was founded in 1989 in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Redmoon has won national acclaim as the country’s leading creator of spectacle theater – a highly visual and inventive theater style that embraces the act of transformation through pageantry, puppetry, contraption-type mechanical objects, robust physical movement, and surprising use of scale and
special effects. Using this unique visual language, Redmoon transforms streets and stages into
places of public celebration, capable of speaking across cultural, ethnic, and generational boundaries.

Other weekend entertainment includes the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Friday evening and The Buckinghams on Saturday night with a pyrotechnic show on both nights. The festival concludes Sunday evening with a performance by The Outlaws.

All FoxFireFest performances are free to the public. Visitors to the fest are advised to check the City of Elgin website for parking and transportation details. Off-site parking and shuttle service will be available on Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. For complete times and detailed schedule of events go to or call 847-531-7005.

FoxFireFest is made possible through the generous support from our Special Event Season Sponsors – Comcast, The Riverfront Action Committee and the Daily Herald as well as the FoxFireFest “Soft Candlelight” sponsors- LaSalle Bank, Euclid Beverage/Miller, Davey Tree Expert Co., Hitchcock Design and PanCor as well as numerous other individual contributing sponsors.

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